NRC names resident inspector for Grand Gulf
Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 13, 2014
Grand Gulf’s vacant resident inspector position was filled this past week with the addition of a six-year regulator.
Neil Day arrives at the Claiborne County nuclear power plant from stints at the Vermont Yankee plant and the Millstone plant, in Connecticut. Day holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Penn State.
Day joins senior resident inspector Richard Smith on the job. Resident inspectors are chosen by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees the nation’s nuclear facilities. Each commercial nuclear power plant has at least two resident inspectors.
“Neil Day’s technical experience will assist the NRC in carrying out its mission to protect people and the environment by ensuring the safe operation of Grand Gulf,” said NRC Region IV Administrator Marc Dapas in a news release.
Day joined the NRC in 2008 as a structural engineer in the agency’s safety and safeguards division in Rockville, Md. He was fully qualified as a technical reviewer in 2011. At Vermont Yankee, he provided resident inspector support and was acting resident inspector at Millstone, according to the release.
The position oversees all significant work projects and represents the agency with plant workers and the public.